What homegrown Muslim threats does the USA and the West in general face?
(1) The USA
Muslim radicalisation gains momentum in US
Long feared by US intelligence, Muslim radicalisation is gaining momentum in the United States, which has had a spate of cases featuring youths
recruited and trained overseas for jihad.
The latest case - five US nationals arrested in Pakistan on Wednesday on suspicion of plotting an attack - deepened concern that militant Islamist
groups are successfully enlisting potential attackers inside the United States.
Fourteen Somali-American youths were charged in Minnesota with conspiracy to support terrorism and other offenses after allegedly receiving military
training in Somalia, and joining in a bitter civil war.
Terrorist plots becoming harder to detect warns US
Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI, warned
"Recent investigations reveal that the group has adapted its strategy for conducting attacks", he said, with "more emphasis on finding recruits or
trainees from the West to play key roles."
About two dozen Americans have been arrested on terrorism charges since 2009.
Times Square bomber says US should 'brace themselves' for war as he receives life sentence
Judge Cedarbaum, 81, interrupted Mr Shahzad's pre-sentence statement to ask whether he had not sworn allegiance to the US when he became a citizen
"I did swear but I did not mean it," Shahzad said. "So you took a false oath," the judge replied.
US drone strike kills five 'German militants' in Pakistan
At least 70 Germans have undergone paramilitary training in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and about a third have returned to Germany.
The Federal Criminal Police Office, said as many as 220 people have travelled from Germany to Pakistan and Afghanistan for paramilitary training, and
at least 70 have received it.
(3) The UK
Britons training in Pakistan for UK terror attacks
At least 20 Britons are undergoing terrorist training in Pakistan to launch Mumbai-style shootings and suicide attacks in Britain, intelligence
sources have told The Daily Telegraph.
They are being trained to use firearms as well as explosives so that they can launch random shooting sprees in the UK, Western intelligence sources